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SADEGHI, Sadjad, Daniela MIER, Martin F. GERCHEN, Stephanie N. L. SCHMIDT, Joachim HASS, 2020. Dynamic Causal Modeling for fMRI With Wilson-Cowan-Based Neuronal Equations. In: Frontiers in Neuroscience. Frontiers Research Foundation. 14, 593867. ISSN 1662-4548. eISSN 1662-453X. Available under: doi: 10.3389/fnins.2020.593867

@article{Sadeghi2020-11-27Dynam-52183, title={Dynamic Causal Modeling for fMRI With Wilson-Cowan-Based Neuronal Equations}, year={2020}, doi={10.3389/fnins.2020.593867}, volume={14}, issn={1662-4548}, journal={Frontiers in Neuroscience}, author={Sadeghi, Sadjad and Mier, Daniela and Gerchen, Martin F. and Schmidt, Stephanie N. L. and Hass, Joachim}, note={Article Number: 593867} }

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